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“Roar!” said Louis Vuitton

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I am quite fond of Louis Vuitton windows: they never fail to make me smile with their fantasy and humor. So when Style.com wrote that the Champs-Elysées store would unveil its new windows this morning, I decided to go have a look at the dinosaurs.  Their golden hues and the Vuitton pre-fall collection are well-assorted. Vogue Paris published behind the scene pictures here.

This will be quite a LVMH weekend for me as the leading luxury group will open its ateliers to the public in Europe for the Journées Particulières. I will be visiting the bespoke shoes workshop of Berluti and the Dior salons on Sunday, which I am very excited about! I hope I will be able to sneak some pictures to share the adventure with you. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

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J’adore les vitrines Vuitton : leur humour fantasque me fait sourire à tous les coups. Alors quand Style.com a annoncé que le magasin des Champs-Elysées dévoilerait sa dernière mise en scène ce matin, j’ai pris le métro pour admirer ces dinosaures. Leurs os dorés se marient bien aux tons de la pré-collection pour l’automne 2013. Vogue Paris a publié sur son site une série de photos sur la création des vitrines.

Ce sera un weekend LVMH pour moi. Dans le cadre des ses Journées Particulières, le géant du luxe ouvre ses portes au public et j’ai eu la chance de pouvoir m’inscrire aux visites des ateliers Berluti et des salons Dior. J’espère pouvoir prendre quelques photos pour partager ces instants avec vous. En attendant, je vous souhaite un excellent weekend !

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You may recognize Vuitton’s Alma bag from their Chic on the Bridge campaign.

Les beaux sacs Alma de Louis Vuitton font l’objet d’une champagne Chic on the Bridge en ce moment.

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Louis Vuitton dinosaur window 7 Speedy

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Vanessa Bruno sequined bags are everywhere in Paris these days so it’s funny to see a luxury brand adopted the trend for this Speedy bag.

Je vois les cabas à paillette Vanessa Bruno partout à Paris en ce moment. C’est marrant de voir qu’une marque de luxe a adopté la tendance pour ce sac Speedy.

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Louis Vuitton dinosaur window 5 right

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It was hard to take pictures of these windows as a people queued in front to get in the store.

C’était difficile de prendre ces vitrines en photo avec la file de gens qui attendaient pour entrer dans le magasin!

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The bag named after the city of Deauville

Le sac nommé en hommage à Deauville

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Today I learned that the Noé bag was originally designed to carry bottles of champagne, which makes me like it even more! Louis Vuitton created a nice video around this design.

Aujourd’hui j’ai appris que le sac Noé servait à l’origine à transporter des bouteilles de champagne. Cette anecdote me fait l’aimer encore plus ! D’ailleurs, Vuitton a créé une vidéo sympa autour de ce modèle.

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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations windows at Bergdorf Goodman

The Met gala has come and gone, which means only one thing: there is a major fashion exhibition underway in New York City! After Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty (post here), the venerable institution gives us Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, on show starting today until August 19th 2012. Every year, Bergdorf Goodman designs its 5th Avenue windows as a tribute to the annual Met fashion exhibition. Since you loved my 2011 post on the Alexander McQueen windows, here are the images for 2012 with Prada galore.

The exhibition compares the designs of two iconic Italian women from different eras. Elsa Schiaparelli worked in Paris from the 1920s until 1954. As for Miuccia Prada, she took over her family business in 1978 and is celebrated as one of the most influential designers of our times. Inspired by Vanity Fair’s “Impossible Interviews” from the 1930s, the Met conceived the exhibition as a series of imaginary conversations between both women. The windows are full of quotes sharing striking similarities in their vision of fashion.

Schiaparelli “In order to build more solidly one is sometimes obligated to destroy. One should learn to understand the language of the people, and at the same time help to build a new elegance of manners and clothes, a new aristocracy, fit to co-ordinate with the crude rhythm of modern life.”

Prada “Most of my work is concerned with destroying – or at least deconstructing – conventional ideas of beauty. An important aspect of my work is exploring what beauty means today.”

Prada “I never dress in front of a mirror. I don’t even have a good mirror at home. I prefer to dress to the idea of myself. Reality doesn’t interest me as much.”

Schiaparelli “When you take off your clothes, your personality also undresses and you become quite a different person – more true to yourself and to your real character, more conscious, sometimes more cruel.”

Schiaparelli “A dress cannot hang like a painting on the wall. A dress has no life of its own unless it is worn, and as soon as this happens another personality takes over from you and animates it.”

Schiaparelli “I enjoy creating for the woman who, no matter what her years, wears my clothes with the poise of youth.”

Prada “Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”

The last 2 windows are an ode to surrealism with designs from this summer’s Prada collection.

Also featured are the book dedicated to the exhibition and Prada goodies in the smaller windows.

Ah, the shoes. Don’t get me started on the shoes.

Do the Bergdorf windows make you want to hop over a few blocks to the Met? They sure did for me!

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